Pade Thao

Position title: Student Loan Coordinator

Email: pade.thao@wisc.edu

Phone: 608.262.4987

Pade Thao

Pade supervises a team of student employees, processes all federal direct PLUS and private loans, and responds to and assists with calls and emails in regards to loans. She also troubleshoots loans through daily and monthly reports to ensure the loans students are receiving are reported correctly to the Department of Education.

Prior to this role, Pade worked at Madison College as Enrollment Coordinator and worked as an Academic Advisor at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Minnesota. She has several experiences in higher education ranging from admissions and advising to financial aid and veterans’ benefits.

Pade holds a Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Edgewood College. She has passion for working in higher education in all aspects of student services.

Outside of her work, she is dedicated to her family. She currently serves as a board member of a non-profit organization called conNEXTions in which they guide underrepresented young adults between the ages of 18 to 29 to achieve their goals by building their social capital and connecting with the community.